Friday, July 25, 2014

Remix: Grandma's Blue Blouse

An item I have loved time and time again in my closet is this vintage blue blouse of my grandmother's. Whenever I find a vintage collared blouse at a thrift store I buy it, regardless of its size. They are just so perfect to throw under dresses and cardigans, or just be worn by themselves! But this blue beauty grandma made takes the cake. It has a dainty little collar, pleating down the front, and little white buttons. I love it. I want to learn to make one so I can have one in every color and print imaginable (I just said that about my last dress, too. Sheesh :) ).







God Bless!
KJA


James 1:22
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Outfit: Picnic Skirt


Hi Dolls! Hope you're having a wondrous week. I am currently off again visiting family (gosh, summers are wonderful that way), so I'll leave you with an outfit I wore to church a couple of Sundays ago. This skirt and blouse seemed made for one another when I spied them together in my closet, they both have such wonderful peachy hues. This bag is a delightful Dooney and Bourke that is for sale in my shop! I love the size and shape of it, it's one of my favorite items!













Happy Wednesday!
God Bless,
KJA


Psalm 119:29
Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your instructions.


Wearing:
Top- Grandmother's, Similar
Skirt- Vintage, Similar
Shoes- Gordman's, Similar
Bag- Dooney and Bourke, Midwest Charm Vintage

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hair Turtorial: Pompadour Gibson Roll


Good day to you! I completed another hair tutorial for you this week, this time a pompadour/gibson roll style which is one of the most fun to wear (ok, I say that about all of them don't I?). Anyway I hope you enjoy and that this tutorial is somewhat helpful for you!


 Hopefully it should come out something like this!





God Bless!
KJA

James 2:26
Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Outfit: 1950's Feather Hat



Hello my darlings! Did you all have a nice weekend? Last Friday I got to spend the day hanging out with my two sisters and three nephews. We went to a little water park and it was such a blast! The boys had much more stamina than we were expecting and we splashed and played for nearly two and a half hours, it was fantastic. My five year old nephew even found his 'girlfriend' from swimming lessons there, so his day was made. I think my favorite part of the day was when my three year old nephew was beginning to get tired and cold, he got all wrapped up in a towel and snuggled on my lap for, like a whole five minutes! Little boys rarely sit down, so those moments are such a treat and there's nothing quite as snuggly as a little kid wrapped in a towel. Peak cuddliness I tell you!


I feel such a fondness for this dress. My grandmother made it, and when I visit in a couple of weeks I'm going to ask her if she still has the pattern for it, because wouldn't this be the perfect dress to have in every color? I'm not sure whether she used patterns for her clothes or whether she just made them because she is awesome. I'm guessing she had patterns for at least some of her clothes. I'm determined to learn how to sew and get skilled enough at it to be able to do difficult patterns from say, the 30's and 40's. When I visit her we may just try a skirt, or something very simple for me to learn the basics of a machine. I did sew a pillow in 7th grade home economics, does that count?








I recently thrifted this hat and have been contemplating adding it to my shop. It is adorned all in feathers, which are so very delicate. I'm worried if I sent it through the mail it would fall apart! If anyone is interested, let me know! I also added several items to the shop this week, so go have a look-see if you want!
I'm also working on a hair tutorial for you for this style, as I realized I've worn it similarly in my last two posts. Hopefully it will be ready for you tomorrow around midday!







Have a blessed Monday everyone, and stay cool this week, ya?
God Bless,
KJA




1 John 1:7
But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.



Wearing:
Dress- Grandmother's
Bag, Hat, Belt- Vintage, thrifted
Shoes-  Buffalo Exchange
Lips- Pixi Shea Butter Lipbalm in Coral from my Birchbox

Friday, July 18, 2014

Outfit: 1940's Inspired Jacket


I am so loving the cooler summer we've been having. I love to wear some sort of a jacket with every outfit, so the 70 degree temps truly have been my friend. I got this jacket as part of a suit when I was about 14 from JC Penny. It is where I used to buy all of my suits/nice clothes for debate and oral interp competitions. This suit was quite 1940's inspired, but I didn't know it really at the time. I am so glad I held onto it because I still adore this little jacket! Paired with a nice gibson roll/pompadour hairstyle and some espadrilles I felt positively ready for a day spent having a date with one of my best friends.














God Bless!
KJA

Psalm 119:1
Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord.


Wearing:
Jacket- JC Penny (old)
Jeans- NY and Company, Hand me down
Wedges- Lowry Mall, Thrift
Bag- Vintage Coach, Thrift
Top- Vintage, Rummage Sale